Survey Results: Wyoming

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Please note that the information presented here is only that which was reported in the survey from 2019 and does not include information or places reported in older published sources.


Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890. Prior to statehood, it was the Territory of Wyoming between 1868 and 1890.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to settle in Wyoming were immigrant Volga Germans. Colonists from Grimm settled in Wheatland, Wyoming in 1910, and colonists from Warenberg settled in Laramie, also in 1910.

Immigrant Germans from Russia and first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants were reported as having lived in Wyoming.

List of Places

There were 31 places in Wyoming reported on the survey. Included below is the earliest year Germans from Russia reportedly arrived in each place. The "Germans from Russia Origins" column includes the region in Russia along with colony from which immigration took place, and/or the colony of immigrant's birth. The locations of the ancestral colonies today can be found on the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations map.


Cite This Page: Sandy Schilling Payne, “Survey Results: Wyoming,” last modified February 22, 2020,